WP7
WP7 - Strategic Applications and Capacity Building
WP Leader until May 2012: Georgia Cua - ETHZ
WP Leader since June 2012: Carlo Cauzzi - ETHZ

The main objective of WP7 is to evaluate the effectiveness of EEW and real-time risk assessment procedures developed in SAFER and REAKT in reducing seismic risk to various industries, infrastructures, and structures of strategic interest. REAKT partners work with a diverse set of specific end-users, such as Civil protection, railway systems, port authorities, hospitals, or large schools to help the end-users optimize the use of the real-time information and decision-making approaches developed in WPs 2 through 6. REAKT partners and their end-users are engaged in a dialogue from the beginning with the goal of concept development and initial implementation efforts using REAKT data products and methodologies in improving end-user risk mitigation.
In addition, WP7 will deliver proposals for common data exchange protocols and performance evaluation approaches, implementation guidelines for various sectors, and end-user information for cost-benefit analysis (cost of false alarms, cost of missed alarms, if applicable). The feedback by end-users to the scientist throughout the proposal is critical to ensure that the Research and Developments within REAKT remain closely targeted to real-world, pre-operational applications and contribute to capacity building. All end-users involved in this WP have committed to participate actively in the WP meetings throughout the duration of the project. The mechanism of participation is through the End User Committee (EUC, Task 7.13), which will meet regularly. The elected chair of the End Users Committee is also a representative in the Management Committee of REAKT.

Structure of the WP
Task 7.1: Feasibility studies and initial EEW implementation efforts in nuclear power plants in Switzerland
Task 7.2: Feasibility studies on EEW applications in the SINES Industrial Complex, Portugal
Task 7.3: Feasibility studies on EEW application to the Circumvesuviana Napoli railway
Task 7.4: How EEW information can be used at schools
Task 7.5: Feasibility study on the implementation of hybrid EEW approaches on stations of the RAN network
Task 7.6: Risk assessment and initial implementation efforts for using EEW to protect the IGDAS Natural Gas Network, Istanbul
Task 7.7: Risk assessment and initial implementation efforts for using EEW to protect the Thessaloniki Port
Task 7.8: Risk assessment and initial implementation efforts for using EEW to protect the AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki
Task 7.9: Near-real-time probabilistic seismic hazard mapping in Iceland
Task 7.10: Feasibility study of a regional EEW system for the Eastern Caribbean Islands
Task 7.11: Initial implementation efforts for an EEW system to protect the city of Patras, with special focus on the Rion Antirion bridge
Task 7.12: Risk assessment and initial implementation efforts for using EEW to monitor structural health of the FSM Suspension Bridge, Istanbul
Task 7.13: Coordination